my first steps in the cnc world

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Project by holzmike posted 06-02-2013 12:33 PM 1678 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my first journeys into cnc carving – Iplayed around with shapes, materials, fonts and methods to trick the carving machine into doing stuff that wouldn`t work with the manufacturers setup.

I am pretty happy so far – I am thinking about doing a blog here at LJ to point out my pro`s and con`s of the carvewright system (only if its not done already)

happy carving! I know it`s not real carving -I admire the guys that are doing it by hand!

cheers Michael

I just almost forgot:
the Materials are: Oak A grade veneer on both sides with a fir layer in between “wilkommen”, Triple layer pvc with a dark core “horse”, black mdf “quaint”, and thermo treated oak (which is not good for anything but the fireplace) “axe”

-- Michael, Germany

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#1 posted 06-02-2013 01:30 PM

These are nice looking projects. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-02-2013 01:50 PM

Nice first signs. I assume you painted the Willkommen sign?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#3 posted 06-02-2013 02:14 PM

Working in the toolmaking industry (30+ years) on CNC’s for 20+ years I have found that there are innumerable ways to make a machine do what they are not supposed to, or made to do. The only limitation will be your imagination. Good luck have fun and keep things safe.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#4 posted 06-02-2013 03:51 PM

These are a really nice beginning. My wife and I are soon to be getting an Epilog laser engraver that will have an 18” x 24” capacity. I am hoping to do marquetry inlays in boxes and guitars as well as personalizing bowls and other objects.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 02:43 PM

Great looking projects! Great designs and execution. They are wonderful gift ideas.

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 11:07 PM

NOT real carving? It’s just another tool. Nice job for your first attempts.

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#7 posted 07-13-2014 12:31 PM

Just bought a CW……making my first attempt at using today…

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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